Jefferson Parish School Board Bond Measure, 2010
The measure calls for a 3.45-mill increase which will fund a proposed capital improvement plan. In other words, a $100,000 home owner will see a $8.63 tax increase annually. According to school officials, the current capital improvement plan includes a reduction of school campuses from 87 to 82.
Originally, the measure was scheduled to appear on the November 14, 2009 ballot but on September 2, 2009 the school board voted to place the measure on hold. Board members Ray St. Pierre, Etta Licciardi, Libby Moran, Glenn Hayes and Mark Morgan voted in favor of placing the measure on the March 27, 2010 ballot. Board president Martin Marino abstained from voting and Cedric Floyd, Gene Katsanis and Judge Colgan voted against the measure. Katsanis said,"People are hurting. People can't afford the essentials of life. It is ludicrous to even consider asking taxpayers to vote on this."